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10-29-2009, 08:22 AM   #1
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Greetings from Central Florida

Hello to the forum. I'm newly retired, moved from Texas to Florida, and getting back into SLR photography with a new K200d. I'm an old-time Pentax fan, having bought an Asahi Pentax S1a, with 35 and 135 lenses and the clip-on, linked light meter, back in 1968. My wife and I used that camera, and loved it, for years. We had it reconditioned back in the early '90s, but unfortunately we lost it in a fire last year.

I have the 18-55 kit lens with the K200d, but will be acquiring a telephoto, probably the 50-200 or something in that range, for outdoor, nature, and wildlife photography. Can't wait to get it out in a canoe on the Wekiva River.

Until then I'll have fun taking pix of the grandson. I'm looking forward to sharing photos in the future.

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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your retirement and take lots of pictures.
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Welcome back to photography, and welcome here too.
Hope you find the switch to digital easy-going and enjoyable.
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Welcome to the forums! I'm sure you will find much joy in you retirement with your photography. There are many users that have similar intrest as your on the forums so feel free to jump into any discussion or start your own!

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QuoteOriginally posted by nparsons13 Quote
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I have the 18-55 kit lens with the K200d, but will be acquiring a telephoto, probably the 50-200 or something in that range, for outdoor, nature, and wildlife photography. Can't wait to get it out in a canoe on the Wekiva River....
Welcome! You've moved to photo-op heaven!

Having spent a lot of time on the Rivers of Central Florida, I think acquiring a Pentax DA 55-300mm lens should be high on your list. It is a superb combination of light weight, ease of use, and superb image quality. It nicely complements your kit lens' range.

Start with the review here: Pentax Lens Review Database - 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED

Dave in Iowa (at present)
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